"Moms are strong, powerful, and we have more at stake than anyone else in creating a brighter future. That's why I can't wait to be a part of the World's Biggest Mama Meetup."
Hobokela Mwiba Laston
“My mother has always been my biggest fan and critic. She never minces her words when advising me, and I hope I will nurture my daughter in the same way. Being a young single mother in rural Tanzania is not easy. My mother made me realize that I could be anything I want if I worked for it. Today I am a coffee farmer and able to take care of my own daughter.”
Chrysula Winegar, UN Foundation
"I believe when you wake up a mother, you wake up the world. It’s a ripple effect without limits – for families, communities and nations. I’ve talked to hundreds of mothers from all over the world and I’ve learned we all ultimately want the same things for our children - a decent education, safety, a chance at a good life. We have to find ways to do that together."
Sarah Lux-Lee, Mindr
"Mothers are thought of as carers and nurturers, and we are - but we're also intellectuals, professionals, creatives, civic participants and changemakers. The World's Biggest Mama Meetup recognizes and celebrates all of these identities."
Jill Salzman, The Founding Moms
“The Founding Moms is thrilled to be a part of The World’s Biggest Mama Meetup. We'll be meeting up in 62+ cities around the world. We help moms build better businesses, and we believe that there is no better way to empower women than meeting up.”
New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic
"Why are mothers powerful? Because nothing is more fierce than a mom on a mission."
"Mothers are the souls of their families. The hands of a mother raise a nation."
Leith Greenslade, JustActions
"Moms are powerful because they have more invested in a better tomorrow than any other population group.”
"Moms are powerful because we do it all: we nurture, plan, parent, work, support and lead. Together, we are a fierce army for change!"
Tolulope Amusan, Eso-Ara Company
"What makes mothers powerful is the level of sacrifice they commit to the family. Mothers are the undeniable heart of the home."
Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, NYC Housing Authority
"Moms are powerful because we are everywhere - in every country on the planet. We make hard decisions, do hard things on behalf of our children, every, single day. It is important to bring moms, from all over the world, together so we can witness and feel that power and not feel alone. Not to mention that moms get things DONE."
"Moms are literally shaping the future through the way we love and raise our children. I want to make the world a better place for my daughter, but more importantly I want to raise her to be smart, kind, and strong, so that she can fight for an even better world for herself and others."
Professor Yasmine Ergas, Columbia University
"Mothering is about caring and learning and teaching and changing. It is often marked by disadvantage and marginality. But it is also shaped by solidarity and continuous lesson-sharing. Bringing mothers together grows our collective intelligence, and can nurture our capacity for compassion."
Melissa Elders, Nibble + Squeak
"Our core philosophy at Nibble + Squeak is that there's nothing more powerful than a community of parents. We're proud to be bringing people together around the world as part of the World's Biggest Mama Meetup."
Maha Laziri, Teach4Morocco
"When you create a space for mothers to connect to their holistic sense of self, you transform motherhood from being an experience of isolated self-sacrifice to a collective movement of growth and fulfillment."
"When mothers gather together, magic happens and it goes beyond networking. It’s a meeting of like minds with one thing in common. We are mothers. Mothers are super heroes!"
"In the UK, we are currently celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. A change that came about because women, many of them mothers, came together to make a stand. For me, the World's Biggest Mama Meetup is about remembering that we have the power to change the world."
Alexis Barad Cutler
"The emotional strength of women and mothers is exponentially more powerful when we unite as a group. We must take advantage of our power in community whenever these changes arise - and #MAMAMEET2018 is one such great opportunity - because it is within these moments when amazing things happen."
Summer Edwards, Lead Mama Lead
"I am more tenacious and entrepreneurial since I had children. I am more driven to make a meaningful impact on the world with my work. I am more resilient and more patient. I am able to let go of the attachment to a final outcomes, and enjoy the process of working towards the outcome - to take pleasure and pride in the journey itself."
Alexandra Dickinson, Ask For It
"Connecting with other moms is important because there's power in community. Having a support system is a big part of creating your own success."
Mathilde Dratwa, Moms-in-Film
"The World's Biggest Mama Meetup is an important way to create communities of mothers who can work together and support each other towards creating change."
" Mothers are the first and most powerful influence on our children because we define the world to them and shape their personalities."
"As a single mother by choice, I know moms are powerful because we don't ever question if things can get done; we don't have time for that!"
"There is nothing more powerful than mothers and their will to build better futures for their families and ultimately the world. I see it in my mom, my grandmas, my aunts, and mothers everywhere. Just imagine the amazing things that will happen when we help lift up their voices and support their commitment to creating change."
Randi Zinn, Beyond Mom
"When it comes to moms, the actions are simple: come together, share stories, hold sacred space… and watch inspiration come to life! We have so much power individually and collectively. Let’s harness it and put all of our great energy to good use!”
"A mother’s love is truly incomparable. It’s the purest form of affection. With the love of a mother, no mountain is insurmountable."
Stephanie Rubino, Reubino & Sebaci
"Why are moms powerful? I've never herd of anyone else being a walking incubator, source of nutrition, lover, warrior, and nurturer. Universally, motherhood (be it by natural or alternative methods), shape and create a mother. We not longer serve ourselves, we learn to love and cultivate something much greater than who we used to be. We literally create the future of tomorrow."
Edil Cuepo, Rockaway Baby
"Mamas are able to run on pure love and hope for our children. We are made to withstand and endure anything and everything for them and their future. Pregnancy, child birth and breastfeeding are no joke - and I am slowly learning that those three things are just the beginning."
Rose Crichton, BRIC
"I’m thrilled to be a part of #MAMAMEET2018. It’s so important to nurture the nurturers, and to have a forum where we can stand together and our challenges, successes and concerns can be shared. I, personally, have never felt more 'fierce' since I became a first-time mom 18 months ago."
Raabiah Hasan, Muslim Mama NYC
"We, as mothers, refuse to let life conquer us, or to allow others to define who we are or what we strive to accomplish. We are wholeheartedly the epitome of strength, courage and wisdom."
Lauren Smith Brody, The Fifth Trimester
"There is no more urgent reminder to live a meaningful life than becoming a mother. You're choosing not just to bring a child into the world, but to model a life worth living -- one with priorities and passions that can be built on for generations, ultimately improving our world."
"Moms motivate and inspire other moms by nurturing their daughters who become our next moms."